All-In-One Post ShopAcademy Award-nominated sound designer Leslie Shatz and sound mixer Chris David, who united to form Los Angeles-based Wildfire Studios (www.wildfirepost.com), 12/01/2007 7:00 AM Eastern
Academy Award-nominated sound designer Leslie Shatz and sound mixer Chris David, who united to form Los Angeles-based Wildfire Studios (www.wildfirepost.com), announced their collaboration with Hollywood Intermediate, which has opened a satellite DI studio within Wildfire. The first film that the two companies will work on together at Wildfire Studios will be Sylvester Stallone's John Rambo.
Earlier this year, Shatz and David acquired the 15,000-square-foot studio formerly occupied by Wilshire Stages and began a multimillion-dollar remodel and upgrade of the facility. According to Shatz, “[Having a full-service post facility] will allow the director and editor to focus on artistic and creative decision-making in both processes simultaneously rather than battling cross-town traffic to be able to focus on one or the other.”
Recently completed at Wildfire Studios is Todd Hayne's Bob Dylan biopic, I'm Not There, for which Shatz was sound designer. Currently in-house is Jason Reitman's Juno and Hollywood Intermediate's first project at Wildfire Studios, Renny Harlin's Cleaner.